What is included in a car inspection?
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 8:36:58 PM
Before you purchase a used car with auto financing, consider the value and security a car inspection can offer you. Buying a used car provides you with an affordable opportunity for travel, but it also can leave you open to potential problems down the road. By having a trusted professional check out the vehicle, you have a greater guarantee that everything is safe.
First, ask for or buy the Carfax or AutoCheck report on the vehicle’s history. While this is only the first step to determining if the car has had a significant repair or accident in the past, it can signal what areas a mechanic may want to focus his attention on.
Make sure to have the auto technician or mechanic check out the engine, transmission, drive train and brakes, according to Auto Credit Express. In addition, include the suspension, steering, air conditioning and engine performance on that list. It is also especially important to have the professional check out the safety belt and air bag system in case anything was to happen in the future.
These and other items should be checked for your safety and to save money on future repairs.